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The Raw Diamond Blog

All the information you need to learn about our process, our updates, our rough diamonds and artisanal sapphires, and everything in between.

10 Awesome Ideas for Your Second Marriage Engagement Ring

10 Awesome Ideas for Your Second Marriage Engagement Ring

New beginnings are one of the most amazing experiences in life, and they should be made special. Whether it's your second engagement (or more!), you should have the engagement ring... Read More
How Rough Diamonds Are Formed - And Whether or Not Diamonds are Formed From Coal

How Rough Diamonds Are Formed - And Whether or Not Diamonds are Formed From Coal

Diamonds are created from one of the most abundant substances on earth – carbon. A pure natural raw diamond is 100% carbon, placed under intense pressure for millions of years.... Read More
Rough diamond and sapphire cluster engagement ring

We're on the list! 30 top rough diamond engagement rings

The Raw Stone - and our Raziel raw diamond ring - has been honored again with a ranking in Brides.com's annual rough diamond engagement ring list. We've gone ahead and... Read More
Rough Diamond Rings - The practical side: How to care for them

Rough Diamond Rings - The practical side: How to care for them

If you're considering - or already have - a raw diamond ring, then you're probably wondering if it's a practical choice. You've got questions like - will it last? Will... Read More
A Note About Our Sourcing of Rough Diamonds, Gemstones and Ceylon Sapphires

A Note About Our Sourcing of Rough Diamonds, Gemstones and Ceylon Sapphires

Every once in a while, it's important to come back to what we are really all about, and why we're here. I originally started The Raw Stone with two goals in... Read More
Partnering With The Glacier Conservancy to Support Stewardship of Our Natural Protected Lands

Partnering With The Glacier Conservancy to Support Stewardship of Our Natural Protected Lands

We are so pleased to announce our partnership with The Glacier Conservancy. As part of this partnership, we are donating 10% of sales of our newest ring collection - The... Read More
Are diamonds unnecessarily expensive?

Are diamonds unnecessarily expensive?

You've probably heard that there's an oversupply of diamonds in the world, and that diamonds are not actually rare. You may have also heard that there is a conglomerate of... Read More
Rough diamonds – how to understand our rough diamond descriptions.

Rough diamonds – how to understand our rough diamond descriptions.

So, you want to choose a rough diamond from our collection, perhaps for a raw diamond engagement ring, or a piece of rough diamond jewelry for a loved one or... Read More
30 Unique Raw, Rustic, and Rough Diamond Engagement Rings - The Raw Stone Featured on Brides.com

30 Unique Raw, Rustic, and Rough Diamond Engagement Rings - The Raw Stone Featured on Brides.com

We've got some awesome news! We are honored to have one of our raw diamond engagement ring designs included in Brides.com's amazing list of rough diamond rings! Check out the... Read More
Lots of rough diamonds and raw diamonds and colored diamonds

5 Steps to Choosing the Right Stone for Your Rough Diamond Engagement Ring

You're ready to create a beautiful raw diamond engagement ring, but you have no idea how to choose that center rough diamond. Follow these steps to choose your perfect stone.... Read More